This review is part of the Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP) and sets the baseline for on-the-ground sustained support for the development of the Vanuatu Police domestic violence policy, strategy, action plans, systems and training programmes. The PPDVP is an initiative of the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID), New Zealand Police (NZPOL) and the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP). The long-term goal of the PPDVP is “a safer Pacific free from domestic violence”. The PPDVP focus is on building the capacity of Pacific Police services to prevent and respond effectively to domestic violence and involves components at both the regional and national level. At the national level, the PPDVP has been working intensively with 4 countries – Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands and Kiribati and Vanuatu is the fifth national project.